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[JOB]: INTERACTIVE PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE for Scientific American Magazine

Scientific American

New York City

Project Assignment

Scientific American seeks an interactive production associate to join the art department for a short-term project (1 to 3 months) to bring a special issue to the iPad. The ideal candidate is energetic, passionate, and knowledgeable about the latest technology trends, best practices, and has an interest in science.


  • Translate static print layouts to interactive digital designs using new Adobe tools
  • Keep up-to-date in the latest developments in app-creating technology


  • Expert in Creative Suite 5 including Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, experience with new Adobe related tools a plus.
  • At least 1-2 years experience working with interactive elements.
  • HTML and Javascript a plus
  • Online portfolio or digital body of work that shows attention to detail, an understanding of user-centered visual design and navigation, and story-telling skills
  • Understanding of web and iPhone/iPad app usability principles and experience designing UI elements
  • Create working mock-ups of your concepts a plus
  • Ability to learn new software quickly

Nature Publishing Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about Nature Publishing Group and Scientific American, please visit our web sites at and

To apply, please email resume and cover letter (with hourly rate requirements) to our Human Resources Department at Please title email [your name], Interactive Production Associate